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Community Engagement Officer

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Interstate and international experience has shown that meaningful community engagement and culturally appropriate communication are crucial in developing resilience, capacity and understanding of how best to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
ACT Health is seeking to improve our capabilities in cultural engagement, specifically for COVID-19. We are looking for an individual with demonstrated experience in developing and implementing frameworks to connect and partner with communities in the ACT particularly; newly arrived migrants, refuges and asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and young people.
If you're the right person for this position, you will have training and extensive experience in working with diverse community groups, understand the principles of culturally appropriate communication and engagement and be able to apply them to health messaging. You will be able to build relationships and develop partnerships to help manage COVID-19 in the ACT. Every day will bring new and unexpected challenges; you will need to be flexible to changing priorities and comfortable with ambiguity.
If this is you, you will be working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team across the whole spectrum of the public health response, including planning for and responding to outbreaks; prevention and preparedness activities; and supporting people in quarantine and isolation.
The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
This position may be required to work after hours, weekends and on-call.
A class-C drivers licence is required.
The successful application will need to undergo a pre-employment National Police Check. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804..
Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for twelve months with the possibility of extension. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: If you are interested in joining this exciting team, you can apply by providing a written statement of no more than two pages addressing the Selection Criteria, curriculum vitae and contact details of two referees, one being your current supervisor.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

This is a temporary position available immediately for twelve months with the possibility of extension.

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Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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